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Sarah Joplin


Born in Mid-Missouri, Sarah spent her first 10 years in the heartland before she headed to the east coast in the 1980s and took the long way home via Boston, France, Colorado and California. The saying “You can take the girl out of the country but you can’t take the country out of the girl.” applies to her. She now spends much of her time at Redbud Farm, the family farm that was her father’s until his passing in 2003. Though she’s traveled and continues to enjoy doing so, speaks French and is involved in an art business in California, Sarah is equally happy home-making and getting her hands in the dirt. In fact, all of the varied experiences she has had only serve to deepen her appreciation for time on the farm. Writing and time in nature have always kept Sarah present and centered, while gardening and fresh-picked food preparation and preservation have only deepened her connection to the land.

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Gardener As Guardian, Scientist, Mystic And Artist

Picking beans the other day in the garden, the wind picked up ever so slightly as a light mist began to fall. This might have been the moment when those sunbathing or picnicking, easily enjoying the outdoors, would reach for their towel or umbrella and head indoors. Rather, as I stood enjoying the mist, facets of my gardening-self seemed to take hold. My breath slowed and senses ...

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